New Hampshire Colebrook
Tucked away among the grim stories that attended the wrenching 1920s Depression, were occasional nuggets of hope and even some happy times. Consider, for instance, the purchase of a bankrupt farm by the father and mother of Haven Haynes in Colebrook, New Hampshire. It was most assuredly not a time of abundance for the Haynes family, but with the dint of hard work and uncommonly positive grip on the world around them, there was food on the table and a firm roof over their heads.
Unless you take a long hard look, Apple Haven Farm seems bereft of its namesake apples. But off Piper Hill Road in Colebrook, the current owner Patti Craig found between the volunteer evergreens an overgrown orchard, desolate and long abandoned, but the month was May and the trees were in full bloom. And in an instant, a vision was born.